Beach Hazard Statement
Expires 8:00 AM EDT on July 24, 2014
Statement as of 4:13 am CDT on July 23, 2014/
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Thursday
* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected.
* Strong rip currents expected.
* Strong structural currents expected.
* Overview/potential impacts... strong north winds will result in 5
to 8 foot waves and strong rip currents... causing very dangerous
swimming conditions through Thursday morning.
Dangerous pounding waves and life-threatening rip currents are
expected at the beaches. People visiting the beaches should stay
out of the water.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.
Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you out into deeper water along the pier structure.
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